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The book "Mormon Settlement in Arizona" by JAMES H. McCLINTOCK, is not a mormon. He tells of the Settlement of Arizona and the influence the Mormons had. He wrote, "By no means has the work been compiled with desire to make it especially acceptable to the people of whom it particularly treats--save insomuch as it shall cover truthfully their migrations and their work of development." Page 9 "The Author would ask earliest appreciation by the reader that this work on "Mormon Settlement in Arizona" has been written by one entirely
outside that faith and that, in no way, has it to do with the doctrines of a sect set aside as distinct and peculiar to itself, though it claims fellowship with any denomination that follows the teachings of the
Nazarene." He tells of the hardships of the Mormon Battalion. I enjoyed reading this book. The author mentions my ggrandfather Collins Rowe Hakes, below are the pages he is mentioned.
MORMON SETTLEMENT IN ARIZONA
A RECORD OF PEACEFUL CONQUEST OF THE DESERT
written by JAMES H. McCLINTOCK
ARIZONA HISTORIAN 1921
information copied from www.familytreelegends.com January 28, 2006
Page 60 of 351
"The Author has been fortunate in securing personal testimony from a
member of this migration, Collins R. Hakes, who later was President of
the Maricopa Stake at Mesa, and, later, head of the Bluewater settlement
in New Mexico. The hegira was led by Amasa M. Lyman and Chas. C. Rich,
prominent Mormon pioneers."
Other pages Collins R. Hakes was mentioned are:
, authors above statement
, Forced From the Southland ..details from Mr. Hanks
..."Mr. Hakes gave additional details. On September 11, 1857,
occurred the Mountain Meadows massacre in the southwest corner of Utah.
This outrage, by a band of outlaws, emphatically discountenanced by the
Church authorities and repugnant to Church doctrines, which denounce
useless shedding of blood, was promptly charged, on the Pacific and,
indeed, all over the Union, as something for which the Mormon
organization itself was responsible. So it happened that, in December,
1857, J. Riley Morse, of the colony, rode southward post haste from
Sacramento with the news that 200 mountain vigilantes were on their way
to run the Mormons out of California. Not wishing to fight and not
wishing to subject their families to abuse, about 400 of the San
Bernardino settlers, within a few weeks, started for southern Utah,
leaving only about twenty families. The news of this departure went to
the Californians and they returned to their homes without completing
their projected purpose. Many Church and coast references tell of the
"recall" of the San Bernardino settlers, but Hakes' story appears ample
in furnishing a reason for the departure."
Note from webmaster.. J. Riley Morse is the brother of Collins Hakes's wife Mabel Ann Morse.
, "...Bluewater, near the Santa Fe railroad, about thirty miles northeast of
Ramah, is a Church outpost, established in 1894 by Ernst A. Trietjen and
Friehoff G. Nielson from Ramah. For a while, from 1905, it was the home
of C.R. Hakes, former president of the Maricopa Stake."
, Organization of the Maricopa Stake .."Robson
December 4, 1887, succeeded to the presidency, with H.C. Rogers and
Collins R. Hakes as counselors"
, Has an illustration with Collins R. Hakes.
..."May 10, 1894, Collins R. Hakes (of the San Bernardino colony) succeeded
to the presidency of Maricopa Stake, with Henry C. Rogers and Jas. F.
Johnson as counselors. At that time were five organized wards, with 2446
souls, including 1219 Indians in the Papago ward, and to the southward
toward Mexico. Mesa then was credited with 648 people of the faith, Lehi
200, Alma 282 and Nephi 104.
In 1905, President Hakes transferred his activities to the development of
a new colony of his people at Bluewater, N.M., near Fort Wingate. His
death was in Mesa, August 27, 1916. "
Page 330, ..."1894--Feb. 24, C.I. Robson died at Mesa; May 10, C.R. Hakes president of
Page 339, on index under H ..."Hakes, Collins R.--At San Bernardino, President Maricopa Stake, at Bluewater, death, photo. "